Product Type: Lush Bath & Shower
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Lush Twilight Shower Gel
Member Name: Sarccyslayer
Lush Twilight Shower Gel
Advantages: Smells wonderful, does its job, kind to the skin, looks brilliant
Disadvantages: The only other thing to add is that it is a Limited Edition product, so grab it quick!
The other product which caught my eye comes from the new section and its yet another shower gel called 'Twilight' and it caught my eye because it is this really lovely deep purple colour and naturally I am more than excited about going to see the second part of Breaking Dawn, so it just happened to catch my attention and was added to my basket and along with other bits and pieces and I couldn't wait to try it. The last Lush shower gel I had at home was Freeze, which is from the Retro section, and it was all lovely and minty and had just run out, so I definitely needed some more. It's worth nothing that Twilight is also a limited edition product, so you need to grab it and try it before it disappears again.
So Twilight is sold in three different sizes, there is 100ml, 250ml and 500ml and with each different size the price almost doubles. So you start off paying £4.25 for 100ml which I find really good because if you haven't tried a product before and haven't been lucky enough to get a sample, these 100ml bottles are perfect as a trial size and they are also the perfect size for travelling and using over night, a weekend away or a week away and you will still have plenty left. Once you have got used to a product enough to decide whether or not you will purchase it again then the bigger bottles become better value for money. I no longer hesitate to stock up on Snow Fairy in the biggest bottles I can buy so they last me most of the year.
To look at Twilight is sold in a see through plastic bottle and it hosts a black flip top lid and around the middle of the bottle is a Lush label which details the product you have bought, who made it and a little blurb describing what the product will do for you and by that I mean phrases such as "Do you want to look up at the night sky and remember that you are part of it? Then Twilight will help you connect. For a good night's sleep, use this before bed". On the wrap around label itself it does actually say "Because we are all made of stars. A lavender and malt notes shower gel to calm, relax and comfort as it helps you transition from day to night" so now the latter blurb makes sense because most people think of sleep when the fragrance of Lavender is involved. The shower gel bottle is also a flip top lid which is easy to use. As the bottle is see-through you can see how deep purple the shower gel is and I really like the colour, it is almost as black as the nights sky but is actually purple and has a bit of a twinkle to it.
So, once you are in the shower and with the lid of this product flipped, I say that because it is much easier than trying to open it with wet hands, all you need to do is squeeze the bottle slightly and out comes a blob of the shower gel and the first thing you will notice is the fresh smell of Lavender and if any of you have tried the Twilight Bath Bomb, then it's the exact same smell as that and one I really like. The texture of this shower gel like most from Lush is quite thick and gloopy so you only need a little on your sponge, flannel or whatever to ensure you get lots of lather and because it is quite thick in texture then you won't be squeezing the bottle and half the shower gel hit's the walls because it is so thin. Out of the shower with my skin dried off, I am can still smell the Lavender on the my skin and it is a fragrance I have come to really like because it does make me feel more relaxed and using a product with a hint of lavender before bedtime for me is a sure fire way to ensure that I am soon fast asleep.
Now it comes as no surprise that Lush have a host of ingredients for this product and whilst firstly there is Lavender Oil which is a calming, relaxing oil, which combats stress and crisis and also has both a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, helps with relieving tension, depression and nervous exhaustion to name but a few of them, but on the skin lavender oil tones and revitalizes as well being useful for all types of skin problems such as acne, oily skin and eczema because it soothes and acts an anti-inflammatory. Then comes Ylang-Ylang oil which helps the skin to correct the production of sebum, so for those people who suffer from greasy skin, this is useful to you as well as those with dry skin. Like Lavender oil, Ylang-Ylang oil helps combat and relieve stress and tension also. Tonka Absolute comes next and it helps a product maintain it scent but on its own smells like vanilla and it is also a good anti inflammatory for the skin. The final ingredient is Benzion which is similar to Tonka Absolute in that it has a vanilla like smell to it, though in this product I couldn't detect it as being too powerful, but it also helps towards soothing any skin irritations and swelling. All of these ingredients are relaxing and soothing properties have also been thought to work on the mind and emotions to help relieve stress and aid sleep. Further information on ingredients can be found on the Lush website.
I love this product it is smells really wonderful and it definitely is helpful after a stressful time at work, we currently have no heating as the boiler blew and I've got workmen coming in and out all day long, the phones are ringing and I'm trying to concentrate over the constant noise of drilling, welding, banging and clattering all takes it toll when you have just come back after 10 days off work and your pile is quite horrific and you don't seem to be getting much of it done. So going home and having a nice relaxing shower is the perfect end to a stressful day and indeed a stressful week because you can forget about it all (until tomorrow) and have a peaceful nights sleep.
Summary: A lavender smelling shower gel from Lush
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